Over the past several years, the definition of “Data Center” has evolved from four walls with racks of servers… to hosted data centers… to managed services… to the cloud. Today, a data center is defined as basically everything that makes up your customer’s world – data, servers, cloud, services, security – fundamentally every part of their business.
But if data centers include everything, how do you put together all the parts and pieces to support your customer? In this candid discussion, our guest speaker Travis Lawrence discusses the steps you need to take in integrating data center solutions for your customers and creating the best platforms for their success.
Travis Lawrence – Guest Speaker
Arrow Practice Lead, Next Generation Infrastructure
Travis is a technology leader with over 17 years’ experience solving business problems with simple and effective technology solutions. His background includes systems administration, technical sales and engineering. Travis’s proficiencies span the cloud, automation, infrastructure as code, internet of things, virtualization, and data center technologies. He has supported a wide variety of businesses, including over five years in state and local government.
David Fearne – Host
Arrow Global Data Intelligence Practice Leader
David has been at Arrow for eight years, working in UKI, EMEA and global roles. He was most recently the technical director of Arrow’s enterprise computing solutions business in the U.K. and Ireland. Fearne specializes in big data and all things cloud, and he was one of the founders of ArrowSphere. In 2017, he was recognized as one of the 50 most influential people in big data in the U.K.
Davitt Potter – Host
Arrow Global Practice Leader
Davitt’s early real-world education began at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology where he was a field engineer, systems architect and security/infrastructure consultant. Potter joined Arrow in 2010 and quickly moved up to director of technical services. He currently leads the two of our global practice areas, assisting with global go-to-market strategies, emerging technology incubation, CTO/CISO consulting, and helping customers and their end-users with IT strategy planning and management.